| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:12 PM
When Henry Melton insisted on driving himself home in the wee hours of Monday morning after returning from Pittsburgh, coach Marc Trestman exchanged texts with the injured Bears defensive tackle like a parent checking on his child.
When Melton showed up...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 1:54 PM
During meetings in 1975 inside the Bierman Building on the University of Minnesota campus, Golden Gopher quarterbacks Tony Dungy and Marc Trestman hung on offensive coordinator Tom Moore's every word.
Dungy was the established starter who led the Big...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Killing the fun notion that the Bears had hired a football facsimile of life coach Tony Robbins, Jay Cutler kidded that Marc Trestman has yet to ask him to fall blindly backward to prove he would catch the quarterback.
"He hasn't said, 'Hey, this is a...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Isn’t this where we came in with Devin Hester?
Isn’t this the kind of guy we saw eight seasons ago when he pantsed the NFL with kickoff and punt returns that were, well, ridiculous, as Jeff Joniak said?
Hester is back to returning kicks...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:44 PM
For the past decade, the Bears were the team with great defense and special teams and juuuust enough offense to be competitive. This combo resulted in a couple of close calls, but no Super Bowl wins.
The recipe for NFL success changed, and we've...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears lost 45-41 to the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field.
1. General manager Phil Emery has been consistent about many things in the nearly two years he has been on the job. He has been most firm on refusing...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Nobody at Halas Hall came out and directly questioned the design of the Bears' pass rush, a misnomer so far.
But if you listened closely the other day, you heard doubt.
"We've stunted our defensive linemen a lot on passing downs, where we didn't...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Warning: Far too much love being shown in this column.
Disclaimer: It's early, things are still good. Now, the column.
Let's just keep our emotions in check. It's only one game.
But baby, let's dream anyway! The Bears should be 2-0 after this week....
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Asked which Bears defensive lineman graded highest against the Bengals, Mel Tucker didn't let anybody see the scores but did offer a revealing peek at his mental notes.
"Stephen Paea did a nice job, Shea (McClellin) gave us some good reps, Nate Collins,...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Welcome to the new age, Bears fans. The previous regime was all right; it’s not as if Lovie Smith’s 10-6 record in 2012 was a disaster. But when it’s Super Bowl or bust, you need a nuclear-powered offense or defense—or both—...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Of the 13 quarterbacks selected in the 2003 NFL draft, only three remain active — No. 1 pick Carson Palmer, Packers backup Seneca Wallace and the guy Chicago loved and loathed with equal passion, depending on the week.
The guy once booed during...